Unless I’m greatly mistaken, these are the pipes that one uses to smoke ganja? I remember seeing these in little shops on my way home from school as well, and wondering what they were. Back then, I figured they were some special attachment to be used on taps. My curiosity continues unabated and I’m still wondering whether these aren’t illegal. If I’m right, they are…sort of.

I could be wrong, however. Does anybody know what these things are used for? I didn’t have the nerve to walk up to the shopkeeper and ask him. He didn’t seem perturbed by my taking photographs though.



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7 thoughts on “Pipes

  1. rossoneri March 12, 2008 at 17:39 Reply

    where did you find these in mumbai? I broke mine last year have been searching since!!!
    and yes they are used to smoke weed


  2. Brad March 12, 2008 at 21:33 Reply


    You could substitute narcotics with tobacco leaves and consume heavy doses of nicotine; this justification possibly makes it possible for vendors to sell these items. It could also be a whistle holder. πŸ˜›


  3. Brad March 12, 2008 at 21:33 Reply

    Oops. I just noticed that you already have that link in your post. πŸ™„


  4. Rambler March 13, 2008 at 06:09 Reply

    I think they are the holders for the front end of a hose pipe generally used for gardening πŸ™‚

    Rambler’s last blog post..Stayback? or Moveon?


  5. IdeaSmith March 13, 2008 at 11:42 Reply

    @ rossoneri: Actually I’ve seen them in a lot of places. Small, unobstrusive, unfashionable residential areas…they all have a shop or two that stocks these.

    @ Brad: Whistle-holder?

    @ Rambler: LOL…I thought something similar except they’re made of clay. πŸ˜›


  6. Brad March 13, 2008 at 15:39 Reply


  7. Australopithecus April 12, 2008 at 11:58 Reply

    aah and to think i had to go all the way to haridwar to buy myself a few of those.


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